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MadVapes Weekly Contest - November 17 through November 21

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  1. Cotay

    Cotay Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    I've started rebuilding this past week. I purchased a Kayfun clone and a Dark Horse clone to get my feet wet with building my own coils. I primarily did this due to cost, but I also am finding that I'm not liking the flavor of my juice in my Kanger and Aspire tanks. The non-rebuildable coils are simply too expensive. I bought my first mech mod and I must say the vapor is much more tasty with a cotton wick!
     
  2. Avid

    Avid Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Yes, I rebuild! The Aspire BDC coils are too costly to replace as often as I needed to so I learned to rebuild to save money.
     
  3. vap3d70

    vap3d70 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    hudson valley ny
    I rebuild... like others, I started off trying to save a few bucks here and there just rewicking kangers, but that was always a royal pita and they wasnt worth the effort most of the time, even with money being as tight as it was.
    My first attempts at building actual coils came with an aga t2 and all I can say is thank god my svd was smart enough to recognize my lack of coiling skills and shut itself down. However the few times I would get it right, it was AMAZING... Eventually I slowly started getting better at it, and as luck would have it, I won an EHpro valkyrie from our good friends at MadVapes! I was excited as could be, but as soon as I went to build my first coil on it, I had a sudden burst of fear and anxiety knowing I wouldnt have the safety net my svd provided. And so it sat there on my desk for a few weeks, just taunting me until I just HAD to use it. I finally built a single (like 3 ohm) coil on it (metered it 100x) and thought not too shabby. After a week of that and watching a lot of videos, I put on my big boy coils and built my first dual coil that measured in at I believe .8 ohm... I was scared as hell! The lowest I ever used prior was 1.5... I held it out at arms length, closed my eyes and pushed the button. When I heard the sizzle, I almost crapped myself, and when I opened my eyes, I couldnt believe the fog coming out of it. I must have repeated this until I had burned through almost 10 ml of juice before I finally took a hit off it. That was probably one of the best vapes I ever had in my life!!!
    I was still too scared to have it be my daily driver and went back to my svd for a while and ocasionally used the valk with a single coil...
    As fate would have it, I dropped my aga and shattered it. Until I could get a replacement tank for it, my only choice for dual coil joy was to use the valkyrie.
    The difference this time was that by now my coils were much more consistent... and as a result, I never did get a replacement glass for the aga, and I dont even remember the last time I used my svd other than using it to check the voltage on my batteries.

    Sorry for the big wall of text and thanks for another great contest!
     
  4. Mrstrout07

    Mrstrout07 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 18, 2014
    Columbus, OH, USA
    I do not rebuild. I don't have time, patience, or money to be able to do it!
     
  5. mvpTina

    mvpTina Super Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 29, 2014
    michigan
    I don't need to rebuild because I have a wonderful husband who does it for me :)
     
  6. Spidey2011

    Spidey2011 Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 19, 2014
    Baker, MT
    I've toyed with making my own coils, but they were about the same as the premade ones I got with my plume veil. So I just slap a new coil in once in awhile. Does that technically count as rebuilding? Lol
     
  7. 2DresQ36

    2DresQ36 Full Member

    Oct 12, 2014
    Charlotte, NC, USA
    No, I don't rebuild. I'm new and have only been vaping for two months. To be honest, the only reason that I don't is that I don't really know how other that watching youtube. I still haven't taken the dive to make these purchases. As I learn more and my comfort level increases, I don't doubt that I will take a leap of faith into rebuilding.
     
  8. super dave

    super dave Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 18, 2012
    1 Mile High
    Do you rebuild? Why or why not?

    Yes and I've just started really getting into my own builds, well I have rebuilt some small coil heads before with 30 & 32ga kanthal coil wire and silica wick and now I have a true RBA and have been winding some different gauges of kanthal coil wire along with cotton wick! The main reason's I'm doing this is 1, I can rebuild old burnt out coil heads...2, I can adjust the coil resistance and per power can fine tune the atty for better vapor flavor & 3, I like to be able to take apart, build & maintain my own devices, along with being able to experiment with the many types of builds that can be done! :vapor: :)

    Thanks for the MadVapes Weekly Contest and excellent prizes! :thumbs:
     
  9. diabolique

    diabolique Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 5, 2009
    Portland, Oregon USA
    I am rebuilding vivi nova coils. soon I will be learning Kanger pro tank coils. It gives me something to do when I'm board and it saves money in the long run.
     
  10. djironic

    djironic Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2014
    Denver
    Great contest! Very nice equipment. :)

    I own both RBAs and RDAs and rebuild them all, when I have time. The flavor is a different world with a rebuilt atty, and the vapor production is usually much better than even the best clearos (I have a Nautilus and a Aerotech Mega to compare). Generally wrap with 28 gauge (straight and twisted) or 30 gauge (parallel). The twisted and parallel seem to give the best flavor. I wick exclusively with CelluCotton rayon (though I've been interested in trying Japanese cotton).

    When I don't have time (I have a toddler, so that is more often than not, unfortunately), I keep some spare heads around to slap in one of my clearos to get me through until I can get something built. Nautilus usually works well enough to keep me from getting frustrated, lol...
     
  11. redempti0N

    redempti0N Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    Mar 16, 2010
    staten island USA
    I rebuild mainly because its fun. I saw people doing it at a local shop and figured why not give it a try. after some tutorial videos from youtube it became easy.
     
  12. Phoenix07013

    Phoenix07013 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 31, 2012
    clarkston, mi, USA
    Yes-ish. currently I'm perfectly happy using a Nautilus, however, I like the tinkering aspect of building coils. I recently purchased an Orchid V4, which I love, and I have a few genny style rbas that I've made into auto-drips from a video I found here. Initially I thought I liked rebuild ambles from a price perspective, but realistically I like to be able to control what kind of cool I get.
     
  13. DEAc23

    DEAc23 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 24, 2014
    Washington
    I have rebuilt a couple of Protank 2 coils, but I didn't like them at all. I think it was the wicking material I used (Ekowool with a Silica core), so I haven't rebuilt any more. I've been meaning to order some Silica wick like what comes in the stock PT2 coils, I just never got around to it.

    Now I'm planning to buy a Kayfun style RTA (probably an EHPro KFL+ v2 or an Eleaf Lemo), and possibly an Igo-L RDA. Of course I will also be getting a bunch of 28/30 gauge Kanthal, Silica wicking material (I'm a little reluctant about using cotton), and probably a DMM/Ω meter. So very soon I will be getting much more involved in rebuilding :)
     
  14. vap3d70

    vap3d70 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 17, 2012
    hudson valley ny
    Obviously not an entry...

    My ADD combined with an attempted speed read made me read

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    I have a few granny style bras...

    Sorry but after spending the last 10 minutes sitting here by myself lmfao, I just had to share it.
     
  15. acc1977

    acc1977 Full Member

    Jul 2, 2014
    Asheville NC
    For a while I was rebuilding using a dripper, but when I saw how much money I was spending on e-liquid I decided to go back to a tank.





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  16. phager

    phager Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 4, 2010
    Monongahela, PA
    Not An Entry ,

    DIYing was my way around that little problem, and since I reduce my nic level when dripping, that makes it all the cheaper.
     
  17. MackBolan

    MackBolan Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 8, 2014
    Ashburn, VA
    Yes I rebuild. I first started just a couple weeks ago. Rebuilding my Evod heads to save that extra bit more to roll into upgrading my gear and being able to have a backup.
     
  18. Crowedude654

    Crowedude654 Super Member ECF Veteran

    Jun 11, 2012
    Charlotte, NC
    Just a friendly reminder: this week's contest will be ending at 1pm EST today, so be sure to get those posts in if you haven't yet!
     
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